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Published by University of Toronto Press in Toronto, Buffalo .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Dummett, Michael A. E.,
  • Putnam, Hilary.,
  • Realism.,
  • Semantics (Philosophy)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-261) and index.

StatementMark Quentin Gardiner.
SeriesToronto studies in philosophy
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB835 .G37 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 267 p. ;
Number of Pages267
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6900776M
ISBN 100802047718
LC Control Number00711162
OCLC/WorldCa43588819

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Semantic Challenges to Realism Book Description: Although many philosophers espouse anti-realism, the only sustained arguments for the position are due to Michael Dummett and Hilary Putnam. Although many philosophers espouse anti-realism, the only sustained arguments for the position are due to Michael Dummett and Hilary Putnam. Gardiner's unpretentious style and lucid organization make sense of Dummett's and Putnam's discourse. Semantic Challenges to Realism: Dummett and Putnam. By Mark Quentin Gardiner. Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: Although many philosophers espouse anti-realism, the only sustained arguments for the position are due to Michael Dummett and Hilary Putnam. As will be argued, the common core of these challenges is the proposition that a (metaphysical) realist semantics leads to semantic agnosticism in the sense that we are unable to grasp the proper Author: Holger Andreas.

Semantic Challenges to Scientific Realism. Holger Andreas - - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 42 (1) - Horwich on 'Semantic' and 'Metaphysical' s: Michael Hymers, Dalhousie University.   As will be argued, the common core of these challenges is the proposition that a (metaphysical) realist semantics leads to semantic agnosticism in the sense that we are unable to grasp the proper meanings and referents of our linguistic by: 1. of scienti c theories but also answer the semantic challenges to metaphys-ical realism. As will be argued, the common core of these challenges is the proposition that a (metaphysical) realist semantics leads to semantic agnosticism in the sense that we are unable to grasp the proper meanings and referents of our linguistic expressions. In this entry I review a number of semantic and epistemological challenges to realism all based on the Representation Problem: The Manifestation Argument: the cognitive and linguistic behaviour of an agent provides no evidence that realist The Language Acquisition Argument: if such links were to.

Views Opposing the Independence Dimension (I): Semantic Realism. Examples of challenges to the existence dimension of realism have been described in previous sections. In this section some forms of non-realism that are neither error-theoretic nor expressivist will be briefly introduced. For good introductory book length treatments of. Semantic Challenges to Scientific Realism 19 expression in the object language. This requirement seems unacceptable for scientific realists because our scientific language may not contain a proper name or a definite description for every individual in the domain of scientific inquiry. Hence, the scientific. What is Semantic Realism? Two doctrines constitute semantic realism: one semantic, one metaphysical. The semantic doctrine is the well-known view that truth is central to a correct theory of meaning and that the meanings of statements are their truth-conditions.(2). The first half of Mark Quentin Gardiner's recent book, Semantic Challenges to Realism: Dummett and Putnam, is a sustained, systematic, and, for the most part, novel attempt to demolish the case against semantic realism insti- gated by Michael : Darragh Byrne.